Re: Accepted pointless 0.3-3 (i386 source)
On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 11:16:36AM +0200, Marco Presi wrote:
> || On Mon, 19 May 2003 14:01:29 -0700
> || Brian Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Changes:
> >> pointless (0.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
> >> .
> >> * Closes: #193287
> >> * Closes: #193286
> bn> Uhhh, nope, sorry. Close them correctly or don't close them at all.
> Are you sure? It works well here...
> Could you send me more information?
Sure, it "works" in that it closes the bugs, but it conveys very little
useful information to the submitter, people watching lists like
debian-bugs-closed, people reading apt-listchanges output, or people
reading through the changelogs next year looking for when a problem was
Instead of just "* Closes: #nnnnn", please say "* Fixed incorrect
frobbing of foo, closes: #nnnnn" - i.e. give a description of what was
(Now that the bugs have been reopened, in this particular case just mail
email@example.com with a description of what was changed.
Brian's rightly trying to suggest that your changelogs should include
some detail of the changes in the future, though.)
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]